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[noo-trish-uh-nist, nyoo-] /nuˈtrɪʃ ə nɪst, nyu-/
a person who is trained or expert in the science of nutrition.
Origin of nutritionist
1925-30; nutrition + -ist Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nutritionist
  • Not every zoo has a pathologist, or nutritionist or the level of keeper training that this zoo has.
  • Paleobotanist or nutritionist is not likely to understand problems of scale at elephant-sized animals, or herbivore ecology.
  • Finally, as a nutritionist, every statistic in this article is factually true.
  • Apply for a nutritionist's or dietician's license.
British Dictionary definitions for nutritionist


a person who specializes in nutrition and the nutritive value of various foods
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Word Origin and History for nutritionist

1926, from nutrition + -ist.

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nutritionist in Medicine

nutritionist nu·tri·tion·ist (nōō-trĭsh'ə-nĭst, nyōō-)
One who is trained or is an expert in the field of nutrition.

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